Antimicrobial resistance in the environment

Hassan Waseem, Maggie R. Williams, Robert D. Stedtfeld, Syed A. Hashsham

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This review summarizes selected publications of 2016 with emphasis on occurrence and treatment of antibiotic resistance genes and bacteria in the aquatic environment and wastewater and drinking water treatment plants. The review is conducted with emphasis on fate, modeling, risk assessment and data analysis methodologies for characterizing abundance. After providing a brief introduction, the review is divided into the following four sections: i) Occurrence of AMR in the Environment, ii) Treatment Technologies for AMR, iii) Modeling of Fate, Risk, and Environmental Impact of AMR, and iv) ARG Databases and Pipelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-941
Number of pages21
JournalWater Environment Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2017


  • Antibiotic resistance genes
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Risk assessment
  • Treatment technologies


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